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making news in america this morning -- it's historymaking. for the first time in more than a half a century cleveland celebrating a a championship. cavaliers' lebron james. the celebrations into the night. some record breaking heat are feeding wildfires in several states. temperatures are surging above 120 degrees in some areas. first day of summer starts off with a bang. a massive crowd gathering in orlando one week after the nightclub shooting. what the attorney general is expected to release today that's connected to the massacre. and risky rescue and rare mission at that to help a very sick person in a race against time. we'll tell you all about this one.
and what a morning it is for cleveland fans. first time in 50 years. >> and they're being really quiet about it. >> right now the cleveland cavaliers they're making a stop in las vegas before they make it home. but it's a great morning for them. >> it is, indeed. here's why, right here you're seeing the cavs' kyrie irving knocking down a three-pointer last night, just a minute left. game seven against golden state. the game ends short thereafter with the cavaliers winning, 93-89 and that makes them the new nba champs which means not only is their first title, they're also the first time to ever come back and win it after being down 3-1 in the final series. >> so, last night's game was in oakland. but these scenes -- look at this -- made it look like it was
right there in cleveland. hundreds of people poured into the street. they'll be back out there wednesday when the team hosts its victory parade. >> abc's t.j. holmes covered the series for us. >> reporter: kendis, diane, we simply can't believe what we just saw in part because we have never seen it before. history was made yes here at oracle arena, the cleveland cavaliers came back from 3-1 deficit in the nba finals to win the championship -- that's never been done before. and they did it on this court. this was a different game from all the others we have seen. this one was neck and neck this entire game. this was a heart-stopping game no matter if you were cheering for somebody or not. it came down to the very end. it was very tight and kyrie irving buries a three-pointer with time running down attend of the game to kind of seal the
deal, we were just kind of stunned. >> everybody counted us out and that's when we strived. >> best player on the planet right there, as you can see with the finals mvp, he took us home tonight and that's what he does. >> i understood what everybody in northeastern has been through the last 50-plus years. i can't wait to get back home. >> guys, this was a special series. it's over but the drought in cleveland is over. 52 years they have their first major sports championship in that city since 1964. kendis, diane, what a night. >> what a night and what a series it has been, indeed. >> for anyone waking up in cleveland, wondering if it's a dream, the plain dealer covering it, "believe it." the cavaliers are nba champs. james the series' mvp makes good
on his promise there. >> he promised them two years ago. this is inside frommic iquickenn arena. the energy. >> a great night. good celebration. >> not too many arrest and many, many reasons to celebrate there. now to extreme weather across the country, starting in minnesota where a severe storm caused some damage in the duluth area, at least two tornadoes were reported. cutting electricity for thousands. the cold front met warm air and that produced large hail. the massive heat wave in southern california is fueling wildfires in santa barbara, northwest of los angeles, the sherp ya has burned nearly 7,000
acres. the heat wave is not expected to break until tomorrow. and that heat's also creating some perfect conditions for a brushfire in los angeles county. is the silver lake fire began as a house fire but quickly spread. it's going to be hot in other parts of the country as well. accuweather's paul williams has the forecast for us. >> good morning to you. wild widespread heat. big-time heat in the southwest. and portions of texas, louisiana, going into arkansas, generally hot and generally summer sizzle. throughout texas and up toward oklahoma city. the northeast, the real feel climbing to the near-100. kendis, diane. >> all right, our thanks to paul. a massive show of solidarity
and resilience in florida. one week after the nightclub massacre, they gatted for a vigil. the mayor called on the crowd to stand up against hatred. the fbi is releasing a partial transcript today of the conversations that the gunman had with police negotiators. the attorney general lynch said they'll be able to see the type of interaction took place as they build a complete profile of the killer. we're getting new details about the gunman's wife a former middle teacher tells abc news she was enrolled in all special ed classes. she had learning difficulties. abc news has also learned that the gunman paid about $9,000 for jewelry less than a week before his rampage.
gun control is taking center stage on capitol hill eight days after that shooting. they're scheduled to vote on four measures, two from democrats and two from republicans. there are some broad disagreements on the criteria for blocking those sales. and hillary clinton took a detour from the campaign trail to celebrate the birth of her new grandchild. there's the grandmother cradling chelsea's son, aidan clinton mezvinsky. aidan joins big sister charlotte who turns 2 in september. well, still ahead -- a sick person in need of help on the remote part of the planet. one rescuer said it would be easier to evacuate someone from the space station. >> plus, developing overnight, a pilot makes an emergency landing on top of a warehouse. we have some new video just in. and the cavaliers are nba champions.
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many children who suffer concussions never receive treatment from a doctor. researchers in seattle estimated half a million concussed kids are seen by a doctor. all right, we mentioned this morning's big sports story if nba championship game. all the highlights no you from our friends at espn. >> good morning, america. one final game in the nba season. game seven in oakland, golden state and the cleveland cavaliers. st steph curry said he needed to play the best game of his life. he didn't. lebron came close. fourth quarter, we're tied at 89. andre iguodala thought he had the layup to break the tie and here comes james, flying in, blocks the shot. steph curry senses trouble. a minute to play, kyrie irving over steph curry. we are tied no longer. irving, big shots throughout the
seven-game series. steph curry not a splash brother, that's a splat. cavs get the ball back, up 3, james for the clincher -- no. met at the rim by draymond green. goes down in pain. wrist action. guess what, shook it off to make 1 of 2 free throws. his team up four. ten seconds to go. after a foul to give, 6.5, steph curry that's the end of your season. bouncing away. pay no attention to marreese speights, doesn't count. the cleveland cavaliers, champions of the nba. forget calf loors, let's just go cleveland, champions in anything, their first title since 1964. that's older than me that's amazing. that's all. good morning, america. >> my favorite sports report ever. >> congratulations, cleveland. up next in the pulse, more
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listen to this. >> make sure you stay with grandma. stay with grandma. >> yep, stay with grandma. he's got to make sure they stay with grandma. even when the guy is busy with his trophies he's still a good dad at heart. this is how the champs celebrated in their locker room, popping bottles, champagne flying all over the place. 350 bottles of limited edition. retail value, set to be more than $21,000. >> you got to drink that. >> maybe the team can make that up when they stop in vegas right now on their way back to cleveland. >> probably drowning themselves in more champagne. here's the down side, though the warriors gear not to be open until after their championship, at a dick's sporting goods in fremont, california.
okay, some people are talking about a courtside moment from game six of the nba finals that had nothing to do with the players, but you see that little stair there from queen bee. >> apparently she's shooting a side-eye at the guy sitting next to her husband jay z. >> that photo inspired this one. the queen giving the basketball fan a full-glare treatment. the guy said the second photo was beyonce's idea. >> and for the birthday boy who want to be courtesy to their guests, here's a germophobe's guide to blowing out your candles. >> a wish there are no germs anymore on birthday cakes. watch this. >> look at that.
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>> good morning, good to see you, i'm matt o'donnell, philadelphia fire marshal is taking a look at this charred car, witnesses say they saw two people running from the fiery scene overnight. authorities are trying to piece together what they found inside a bucks county home. they are calling it a house of horror. a man was living in it with 12 young girls. looking live at the delaware river, summer officially arrives at 6:30 p.m. we'll be feeling the hot temperatures before that. david murphy has weather and karen rogers has traffic. "action news" is next. winning basketball championship last night, he said he was happy to be a part of history.
>> when he talked with reporters james spoke about this win means to the cleveland area. >> and our fans, they ride or die no matter what's been going on, no matter the browns, the indians and cavs, the other sports teams, they continue to support us. for us to be able to end this drought, our fans deserve it. they deserve it. i came back for a reason, to bring a championship to our city. i knew if i had -- when i came back i knew i had the right ingredients to help this franchise get back to a place we have never been and that's what it's all about. right now it's just exciting. it's not just relief, it's excitement for us as a team, as a franchise, as a city, as a community. you know to be able to continue to build up our city, continue
to be an inspiration to our city it means everything and i'm happy to be a part of it. >> fantastic. >> i'm guessing he's happy with the decision he made to go back to cleveland. >> two years ago. we'll see where he goes after next season. nike didn't waste any time with getting a new ad. >> it mostly features cavs' fans reacting to winning their first-ever championship. at the end of a play by play announcer said, come on, we can celebrate, people, we're the champs and the ad was really touching. the minute-long ad really kind of sums up a lot of the emotions felt in northeast ohio. >> stopped the warriors from their historic win. >> lebron james and jim brown, big there. >> good morning everyone,
4:30 a.m., monday, june 20th. here's what we're following for you, investigators are sifting through the evidence recovered from a bucks county home after police say a girl was gift to do a sex assault suspect. a new showdown over gun control as authorities sort through the orlando gun massacre. >> cleveland